Our Course


A typical course day runs from 9-5. We start with an extensive rundown on best practice techniques for solving test questions.  Then we get you to work through those methods using computer based training tutorials. We take you through your results and give you detailed feedback on where and how to improve. Then we repeat the process – it’s all about getting the information to sink in and making you comfortable with the methods we’ve taught you. You’ll be genuinely surprised by how quickly you improve through the day.

We also give you extensive take home practice materials, to help you consolidate what you’ve learned during the day


The PATS difference:




Whilst you can search online and find a number of aptitude preparation courses, most of these are just a collection of online test papers. And it’s almost impossible to find out which materials are relevant and helpful without some guidance.

Our one client-one instructor teaching approach ensures that you develop a deep understanding of the techniques required to tackle test questions. PLUS you get to practice for the interview and group exercises you’ll most likely need to complete as part of your job test.




Over the many years we’ve been working in aptitude test training, we’ve established a strong reputation within the related professional fields. Of the most recent intakes to the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program, at least 20% of the trainees had attended our course.




All of our instructors hold Master’s degrees in related disciplines. They are well experienced, with a thorough understanding of the testing processes utilised by your prospective employers.





Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, our training centre is conveniently located and easily accessed by all modes of public transport. The centre is made up of individual training rooms – complete with a desktop computer and training materials – to provide you with a quiet and comfortable learning environment. 





Our courses include, but are not limited to, preparation for the following types of commonly used selection tests:


·         Pilot Cadetship and Direct Entry Pilot selection (for the major airlines)

·         YOU Session and Pilot Specific tests (Australian Defence Force)

·         Firefighter selection tests for every state

·         Paramedic Officer selection tests  for every state

·         SHL tests and assessments

·         Onetest online ability tests

·         ACER psychometric tests


With PATS, you’re not restricted to preparing for just a single employer. You can customise your course to include different employers, according to what you've applied for. For example: